European Photo Based Platform
What: European Photo Based Platform run by Procurarte and co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme.
When: Running continuously since 2017.
Where: Various locations around Europe.
Why: PARALLEL is a platform that brings together 18 creative European organizations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships, in order to set new standards in contemporary photography. Members include museums, galleries, festivals, art schools and publishers – 18 of the most vibrant European cultural hubs, from 16 countries, that will participate in selecting and hosting new artists and curators, organizing exhibitions and promoting artistic networking. The large and diverse nature of the network ensures a wide geographical spread and a fertile ground for fostering new dialogues, sparking ideas and helping to boost creativity.
PARALLEL intends to remove artificial boundaries between artists and curators to create grounds for promoting a horizontal way of working and new forms of artistic cooperation through a process that instigates encounters to promote synergies and cross-fertilisation.
The Platform work process is implemented in two-phases: Creative Guidance – selection, tutoring, peer learning and curatorship. Exhibition Platform – a diverse exhibition network engaging exhibitors, universities and art schools. The first PARALLEL Platform cycle had its first moment in November 2017 and ends in September 2018 at the Intersection Zagreb.
PARALLEL is designed and led by Procur.arte and is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme (2017 – 2021).
- Establish an inclusive Exhibition Platform for European photography
- Increase professional skills of emerging creators
- Developing new links between creators and institutions
- Enhancing international cooperation between European cultural agents
- Develop transnational mobility of artists and artistic work
- Stimulate the production of relevant artistic contents
Parallel Annual Cycles
The project will be implemented as a two-phase process:
- Creative Guidance: selection, tutoring, peer learning and curatorship for emergent creators.
- Exhibition Platform: a wide exhibition network engaging PARALLEL exhibitors, universities and art schools.
Members of the project:
Procur.arte, Lisboa, Portugal
PhotoIreland, Dublin, Ireland
Robert Capa Contemporary Center, Budapest, Hungary
Le Château D’eau, Toulouse, France
Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy
Format Festival – Derby Quad, Derby, Uk
Foto Festiwal, Lodz, Poland
Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
ISSP, Riga, Latvia
Katalog Magazine, Kerteminde, Denmark
Landskrona Foto, Landskrona, Sweden
Organ Vida, Zagreb, Croatia
Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
The Finnish Museum Of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Odessa Photo Days, Odessa, Ukrain
YET Magazine, Lausanne, Switzerland
Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum, Tiblisi, Georgia